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2013
Jan
5
 
 
Starting with the Season 2 premiere, ABC fills its prime time hours tonight with three repeat episodes of Once Upon a Time – including the one which guest stars Jorge Garcia (Hurley from Lost) as the Giant encountered by Emma (Jennifer Morrison) when she and Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) climb that beanstalk.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
5
 
 
This 1944 Howard Hawks movie is the one where Humphrey Bogart met Lauren Bacall for the first time. It was her first movie, she was 19, and Bogart was 25 years older and married – but they sparked an incendiary and long-lasting romance, which managed to avoid both scandal and any negative associations. Maybe it’s because, even on screen, they seemed so clearly meant for one another.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
5
 
 
This rerun from last fall features guest host Louis C.K., whose most inspired bit is well worth a second look. It’s his filmed parody of his own Louie FX comedy series, but with him playing Abraham Lincoln, standup comic and apprehensive President. The theme song only had to be tweaked slightly to be hilariously appropriate (“Lincoln, Lincoln, you’re gonna die”), and Lincoln’s standup musings about his own possible assassination are brilliant. Sympathizing with the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
5
 
 
Love Antiques Roadshow? Then enjoy TVWW's second annual season-starter quiz, and see how sharp your antiques instincts are after seasons of viewing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
5
 
 
On this day in 1959, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles launched the first of local Bozo the Clown show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
Portlandia returns to IFC for its new season, and their website includes this spoiler from the upcoming Episode 2. It takes aim at the never-ending dilemma of the DVR, single-season DVD viewing, Spoilers and Spoiler Alerts, and friends who can't keep quiet...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
Decades before The Hunger Games, this 1973 movie imagined a world in which people would fight to the death for the amusement of others. It was the final film completed by Bruce Lee, whose talent is on fierce, frenetic display in every action scene. Also on display and also worth mentioning: actress Ahna Capri, who plays the sexy secretary of the villainous island leader. She stopped acting seven years later – but her memory stayed with me long, long after that.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
Three genre films directed by Jack Arnold are presented tonight on TCM, as a prime-time triple feature. After 1954’s Creature launches the three-movie salute, 1955’s Tarantula creeps in (and attempts to creep us out) at 9:30 p.m. ET, followed at 11 p.m. ET by that genre classic, 1957’s The Incredible Shrinking Man.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
This 2012 documentary film, directed by Joe Berlinger, premiered on A&E, and was included in the deluxe Graceland 25th-anniversary box set. But if you didn’t catch it there, make sure to catch it here. It’s the behind-the-scenes story of Paul Simon’s biggest-selling album, the 1986 Graceland, for which he sought out South African rhythms – and musicians. Simon talks about the political fallout of going to South Africa to recruit and record, and stories about how he ma
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Two episodes are shown back to back to launch the new season. The first is “Take Back MTV,” which imagines a movement to reclaim MTV from the current generation. (Sign me up.) And the second is called “Missionaries,” which features another appearance by recurring guest Jeff Goldblum. Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein star.